Dental Assistant Program

The general objective of the Dental Assistant Diploma Program is to produce graduates who are capable of serving a variety of functions within a number of dental settings. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of key concepts in major areas of infection control, radiation health safety and comprehensive dental assisting. Upon completion of the program the student will have a valid x-ray license and CPR card. After graduation of this course and having 6 months work experience, graduates will be eligible to take the E.D.D.A weekend course for licensing.


Curriculum 78.3 credit hours

Normal program length: 12 months (day only)

Course No. Subject Title Credit Hrs
CED-110 Critical Thinking 2.4
CED-303 Job Readiness – Resumes 2.4
CED-304 Job Readiness – Interviews 2.4
CPT-101 Introduction to Computers 2.1
CPT Computer Courses 4.2
DEN-100 Dental Charting and Terminology 2.4
DEN-101 Biomedical Sciences 2.4
DEN-102 Dental Science 2.4
DEN-103 Radiation Health Safety 2.4
DEN-104A/104B Dental Assisting Lab IA/IB 2.4
DEN-201 Intro to the Dental Office, Dental Law and Ethics 4.8
DEN-202 Infection Control 4.8
DEN-204 Dental Assisting Lab II 2.4
DEN-301 Comprehensive Dental Assisting 4.8
DEN-302 Dental Materials 4.8



Dental Assisting Lab III

Advanced Dental Assisting Lab

Dental Assisting Capstone




ENG-204/205 Business English I/II 4.8
ENG-304 Business Communications 4.8
MGT-503 Personal Finance 4.8
GED General Education Courses 9.6


How much will this program cost me?
Tuition and fees: $10,185
Books and supplies: $1,600
On-campus room & board: not offered

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: $8,456
Private education loans: $0
Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 100% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.


How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 82% finished in 12 months.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2013-2014 is 85%.

Students may substitute courses that meet the career objective with approval of the Dean of Academics.

Program revision and modification disclaimer:  In an effort to maintain up-to-date curriculum and coursework, the institution will revise program content on an ongoing basis.  These changes include but are not limited to: entire programs or courses and content within a course.  These improvements ultimately serve the student, ensuring our programs are current and in line with the needs of the professional community.